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U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

A government organization of the United States with a focus on addressing energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges. It was founded in 1977 and is located in Washington, D.C.

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The United States Department of Energy is a Washington, D.C.-based government administration that researches and develops technology and science for national security purposes. It has seven sub organizations under it including the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office .

One of its main areas of focus is on the nation's energy system and ensuring that it is up to date. Another area of focus is on science and innovation. The department funds initiatives such as the Loan Programs Office and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the research of clean energy technologies. It also provides capital to energy startups and has made over 130 investments in industries such as clean energy, data analysis, wind energy, and energy storage. The capital is mainly in the form of grants and ranges between $200,000 to over $34 million.

There is also a Nuclear Security & Nonproliferation arm of the organization with a focus on maintaining nuclear security for the United States of America through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts.

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Dan Brouillette

Secretary of Energy

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Department of Energy Solicits Comments On Energy Efficiency Test Procedures for Battery Chargers | Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Tyler A. O'Connor, Matthew B. Welling, Cheryl A. Falvey & Charlene Sun

Web

May 13, 2020

The Department of Energy Embraces Telework - MeriTalk

Kate Polit

Web

April 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy Launches $230 Million Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

Web

May 14, 2020

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National Labs Respond to COVID-19 (Direct Current - An Energy.gov Podcast)

March 16, 2020

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By JOHN FLESHER and TAMMY WEBBER
November 4, 2021
AP NEWS
MONTICELLO, Minnesota (AP) -- Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar energy.
By LEAH WILLINGHAM
October 20, 2021
AP NEWS
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Jackson-based company has announced plans to build a green hydrogen hub in Mississippi it says will be the largest of its kind in the U.S. and create an easier pathway for hard-to-decarbonize manufacturing industries to move away from fossil fuels.
Grist Creative
September 20, 2021
Grist
Climate advocates are working to secure more funding for safer and more energy-efficient homes.
Carly Page
September 2, 2021
TechCrunch
The round brings Corelight's total funding raised to $160 million.
Mark Mancini
August 17, 2021
HowStuffWorks
This human-made element can power everything from nuclear weapons to deep space missions. So what's so scary about plutonium?
August 11, 2021
WebWire
Key government agency officials and members of Congress recently had the opportunity to see a Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), powered by hydrogen, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The activities began with a visit from Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)., , , , The zero-emissions T680 FCEV day cab then served as a backdrop for a major U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) press confer...
FinSMEs
August 3, 2021
FinSMEs
About | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | News | The Daily Deal Newsletter FinSMEs.com by FinSMEs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Science X staff
July 30, 2021
phys.org
Deploying residential heat pumps more widely across the United States has the potential to help reduce carbon pollution while also saving homeowners money, according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues.
Steve Kuhlmann
July 27, 2021
phys.org
Finding new solutions to address the challenges posed by plastic waste can dramatically improve global sustainability practices and help achieve a greener future. While many researchers are working to solve this problem on an international scale, a new, multi-institutional team is seeking to turn that waste into a high-performing contributor.
Maria Gallucci
July 26, 2021
Grist
Silicon isn't the only material that can harness the sun's energy. Manufacturers are working to expand production of cadmium telluride solar technology.
Alejandro de la Garza
July 26, 2021
Time
Green Mountain Power, a major Vermont electric utility, is revolutionizing its power grid to fight climate change. Will others follow?
Alejandro de la Garza
July 26, 2021
Time
Green Mountain Power, a major Vermont electric utility, is revolutionizing its power grid to fight climate change. Will others follow?
July 19, 2021
AP NEWS
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A Utah energy cooperative said it will reduce the number of small modular nuclear reactors it will build in Idaho from 12 to six for a first-of-a-kind project that is part of a federal effort to reduce greenhouse gasses that cause climate change.
By SCOTT SONNER
July 9, 2021
AP NEWS
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay Nevada $65,000 after the government mislabeled and mischaracterized low-level radioactive waste that was shipped to a disposal site north of Las Vegas for more than five years.
Debra Ronca, Mark Mancini
July 7, 2021
HowStuffWorks
We know that humans are largely responsible for fueling global warming with our carbon emissions. So what if we could seize all that carbon and squirrel it away in a safe place? Well, we can. It's just hard and really expensive.
July 7, 2021
WebWire
Ford has selected former U.S. federal lawyer Steven Croley to become its chief policy officer and general counsel, as the company continues to ramp up its capabilities and influence around the globe in rapidly evolving areas such as connectivity, electric vehicles and digital services. Croley, 55, who joins Ford on July 12, will help the company further leverage and build on its strengths in government relations, sustainability, safety, legal and privacy. "Steve has deep leadership exper...
Josh Lederman
July 1, 2021
news.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON -- The scorching temperatures and the drought pummeling the western United States are creating a perfect storm for the electric grid, exposing how
Maddie Stone
June 30, 2021
Grist
The Department of Energy is proposing that we eliminate cobalt and nickel from batteries altogether. That goal is more challenging than it may sound.
Science X staff
June 30, 2021
phys.org
Bioplastics--biodegradable plastics made from biological substances rather than petroleum--can be created in a more economical and environmentally friendly way from the byproducts of corn stubble, grasses and mesquite agricultural production, according to a new study by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.
Anne Trafton
June 25, 2021
phys.org
Boosting production of biofuels such as ethanol could be an important step toward reducing global consumption of fossil fuels. However, ethanol production is limited in large part by its reliance on corn, which isn't grown in large enough quantities to make up a significant portion of U.S. fuel needs.
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